Award for inspirational Salisbury Air Cadets instructor


Former air traffic systems assistant Susan Graham has been awarded the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire’s Certificate for Meritorious Service for her outstanding contribution to the success of Salisbury’s Air Training Corps Squadron.


Susan Graham, aged 65, who became involved in the cadets some years ago when her son joined, is the training officer at 1010 Squadron, Salisbury, as well as helping to run the prestigious national Qualified Aerospace Instructors’ Course, which offers senior cadets from all over the country an exciting programme of aerospace-related activities.

She received her award from the Lord-Lieutenant, Sarah Troughton, during ceremonies at the Town Hall, Devizes

“I just love working with kids,” says Susan, whose career also included seven years’ service in the WRAF. “There’s something so satisfying in seeing children of 12 develop through the system and, at 20, leave us as personable, educated adults ready to meet the challenge of whatever is in front of them.”

Also awarded the Certificate for Meritorious Service during ceremonies at the Town Hall, Devizes, were:

  • Captain Mark Calaz, of Devizes, Wiltshire Army Cadets.
  • Second Lt Peter McCallum, of Swindon, Commanding Officer, Church Place Detachment, ACF, Swindon.
  • Major Peter White, of Netheravon, Wiltshire ACF training officer.

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